What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent from our web server to your browser when you visit our website. Cookies are stored on your hard drive. Internet browsers commonly accept cookies by default, but it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies.
Further information on cookies can be found here at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies allow our website to recognise devices and track how our visitors use our site. We use only essential cookies that help you to navigate or provide you with essential website features. Data collected from some cookies helps us enhance the performance of the website and offer you better user experience.
Several types of cookie are used to keep track of information needed by a site user as they travel from page to page within a website.
Our Analytics package Google Analytics uses this cookie.
These are required for browsing the site.
Cookies can be used to track internet activity after the user has left a website. These are typically facilitated by organisations external to the site being visited and are generally known as ‘third-party’ cookies. They usually have a long life with several months being quite common. They are ‘harvested’ and ‘refreshed’ whenever the user visits a page where the same or a similar cookie is being used.
We may use Google Analytics to measure and analyse visitor information related to our website. For that purpose, your IP address, Internet traffic data and data on your browser type and computer or device are collected using several cookies (_utma, _utmc, utmb, utmz):
Third-party cookies and microsites
The domain specified in the cookie relates to the cookie’s owner (the “party”), who has set the cookie schoolstrust.co.uk cookies will have the School domain specified in a cookie. These are first-party cookies.
We use some cookies. These are used to analyse your browsing for future improvements and to provide specific useful functions such as storing your preferences or consents.
A third-party cookie is set when you visit a site but the domain named in the cookie sent to your computer is not the same as the website. For example, if you visit schoolstrust.co.uk, you may also visit a different website. Even though you have visited schoolstrust.co.uk, the cookie will be from the other site.
We sometimes embed media content from external websites. Pages with embedded media content, for example, our prospectus from issuu.com or videos from YouTube, may provide cookies from these websites.
Internet browsers commonly accept cookies by default, but it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies. If this is done, it is important not to exclude the simple and useful cookies. Choose an option that refuses all third party and long-lived cookies.
If you do not want cookies stored on your computer, you can remove them using the following methods.
For Google Chrome
Google Chrome version 14 or above:
Click the wrench button in the upper-right corner of the Chrome window. Select Options.
In the Navigation pane, click Under the Hood.
In Privacy, click Content Settings.
In Cookies, click All cookies and site data.
Click the Remove All button to delete all cookies stored in Chrome.
If you’re using an earlier version of Google Chrome, navigate to the Cookies section of your Chrome browser. Click Remove All to delete all cookies.
In the latest version of the Firefox browser:
Select the Firefox menu.
Select Options again.
Click the Privacy tab.
Select the History section
Click the Remove Individual Cookies link.
At the bottom of the Cookies window, click Remove All Cookies to delete all cookies created from your Firefox browser.
In version 5 or later of Apple’s Safari browser:
Click the Gears menu in the upper-right corner of the Safari window.
Select Reset Safari.
Check Remove all website data. You can uncheck everything else if you only want to delete cookies.
Click Reset to delete all cookies created from your Safari browser.
In the latest version of Internet Explorer:
Select Tools from the Internet Explorer window
Click Delete Browsing History.
Check the box next to Cookies. You can uncheck everything else if you only want to delete cookies.
Click Delete to remove all cookies stored in Internet Explorer.